<< March 2020 >>

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Public Service Center Student Directors Application

Miscellaneous | March 2 – April 6, 2020 every day | 218 Eshleman Hall

 Public Service Center

Apply to lead one of the PSC's core programs for the 2020-2021 year. Apply by April 6!

BPM 108 Recruiting and Hiring Staff

Workshop | March 5 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers how to effectively recruit and hire staff based on federal and state regulations and UC policies to conduct consistent, legal, and fair hiring processes through all stages of the full-cycle recruitment process.

How did you get sick? Engineering effective water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions to improve health in highly contaminated environments and emergencies

Lecture | March 5 | 9-10 a.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Marlene Wolfe, Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University

 Blum Center for Developing Economies

The top three causes of death in children from the end of the neonatal period through the first five years (pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria) are all infectious, and persistent intestinal infections can also increase malnutrition, stunting, and poor cognitive outcomes. Outbreaks and emerging infectious diseases affecting people of all ages are also increasing worldwide. Water, sanitation, and...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Combinatorial and spectral properties of two flip graphs

Seminar | March 5 | 10-11 a.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Sebastian Cioaba, University of Delaware

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss some combinatorial and spectral properties of two flip graphs: the perfect matching graph and the associahedron graph. The perfect matching graph has as vertices the perfect matchings of a complete graph on an 2n number of vertices and two matchings are adjacent if they differ by on edge flip or equivalently, they intersect in n-1 edges. The associahedron graph has as vertices the...   More >

Cortical circuits for olfactory navigation

Seminar | March 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 **Cindy Poo**, Champalimaud Foundation

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Certificate Program in Leadership and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | March 5 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this certificate can help you build the essential skills for effective management and make a tangible difference in your career.

  Register online

Certificate Program in Marketing Online Information Session

Information Session | March 5 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how UC Berkeley Extension equips you with a solid understanding of marketing’s most up-to-date concepts and techniques. For more information, visit the Certificate Program in Marketing.

  Register online

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditations

Miscellaneous | February 6 – April 30, 2020 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students. All are welcome to drop in on Thursdays at noon throughout the spring semester.

Seminar 251: "The Labor Market Returns to Advanced Degrees"

Seminar | March 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | N570 Haas School of Business | Note change in time and location

 Joseph Altonji, Thomas DeWitt Cuyler Professor of Economics, Yale University

 Haas School of Business

Joint with the The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Kuh Lecture: Surbhi Sarna: From Patient to Impatient Entrepreneur

Lecture | March 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Surbhi sarna, Founder & CEO, nVision Medical

 Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology Student Board

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "The Labor Market Returns to Advanced Degrees"

Seminar | March 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | N570 Haas School of Business

 Joseph Altonji, Thomas DeWitt Cuyler Professor of Economics, Yale University

 Haas School of Business

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

The Joffrey Ballet Lecture Demonstration

Performing Arts - Dance | March 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 230 Hearst Gymnasium

 The Joffrey Ballet, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Choreographer Nicolas Blanc leads dancers from the Joffrey Ballet in a lecture demonstration about his new work, Beyond the Shore, which was developed at Cal Performances two seasons ago and will receive its debut on Fri, Mar 6 in Zellerbach Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, RSVP on the Cal Performances web page where you can also purchase performance tickets.

Creating and Sustaining Your Mindfulness Practice (BEUHS067)

Workshop | March 5 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Julia Anable, PhD, Employee Assistance Counselor, Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Sometimes getting started is the hardest part!

Join Be Well at Work psychologist Julia Anable, PhD, for an interactive workshop designed to meet you where you are in your mindfulness practice - especially if "where you are" is full of good intentions you have yet to transform into actual actions.

In this workshop, you will learn and practice enjoyable mindfulness exercises that will...   More >

  Enroll online

Psychological First Aid (PFA)

Workshop | March 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Anna Head Satellite Office, Building E

 2536 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

When tragic events happen in our UC Berkeley community our faculty and staff are often called upon to offer support to students impacted. This 1 hour and 30 minute course will help you to learn the basic skills necessary to provide common sense support after a tragedy, such as a student death. The course will also address CAPS response and how faculty and staff can collaborate with the Tang...   More >

IB/CCB Seminar: Implementing Pharmacogenomics in Indigenous Populations

Seminar | March 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Katrina Claw, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

 Department of Integrative Biology

CCB/IB Seminar: Dr. Katrina Claw, University of Colorado: Implementing Pharmacogenomics in Indigenous Populations

Seminar | March 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Center for Computational Biology

The integration of genomic technology into health care settings has the potential to transform healthcare through increased personalization of medical decisions. In particular, pharmacogenomics research on drug disposition and response can tailor and improve medication regimens for all patients by informing tests of function altering variation in drug metabolism and transport genes....   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: TOPIC: The Dark Side of Regulating Fast Informed Trading

Seminar | March 5 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Jun Aoyagi

 Department of Economics

Jun Aoyagi: "The Dark Side of Regulating Fast Informed Trading"

Richard Cordray – Watchdog: The Past, Present, and Future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Lecture | March 5 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Law Building, Room 132

 UC Berkeley Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice, Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society

Join Richard Cordray for a discussion of his forthcoming book, Watchdog, about the role and importance of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Cordray served for six years as the first Director of the CFPB. He was appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed by a bipartisan vote of the Senate. During his tenure, the Bureau returned over $12 billion to 30 million Americans, handled...   More >

  RSVP online

Creating Undergraduate Discovery Projects: Strategies for Making the Most of Your Undergraduate Years

Workshop | March 5 | 3-4 p.m. | Durant Hall, Room 9

 Office of Undergraduate Research

At UC Berkeley, undergraduates develop their passions through discovery projects that deepen their learning, better the world, and launch their futures. In this workshop, you gain strategies for creating powerful learning experiences, seeking funding for your projects, and building community at UC Berkeley in a way that will support your life goals.

OPT Doc Check Workshop

Workshop | March 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Attend an interactive one hour workshop to review your OPT application with an international student adviser! This is a group workshop that allows you to follow along as a BIO adviser leads you through the application step by step.

During this workshop, you will go over the required documents, how to fill out forms, and most common mistakes in the application. Please bring ALL required...   More >

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2020: ESPM/ERG Faculty Recruitment Talk

Seminar | March 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Speaker TBA

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

ESPM and ERG are conducting a joint faculty recruitment, this seminar will be a job talk for one of the final candidates. Talk/speaker details TBA.

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me --Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Manager/Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

Building the post 1949 State in China and Taiwan: Bureaucratic, Campaign, and Performative Modalities

Colloquium | March 5 | 4-6 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (Golden Bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), IEAS Conference Room

 Julia C. Strauss, Professor of Chinese Politics, University of London

 Brooks Jessup, Visiting Lecturer, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

By the late 1950s, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Republic of China (ROC) stood as exemplars of success for both “revolutionary” and “conservative” variants of the modern state. However, in 1949 these two regimes had an overlooked yet substantial amount in common in structure and state building agendas. Both were highly militarized Leninist single party states that needed to...   More >

2-to-2 Games is NP-hard

Seminar | March 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306

 Dor Minzer, Postdoctoral researcher, Institute for Advanced Study

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The Unique Games Conjecture, proposed by Khot in 2002, is a central open problem in the study of probabalistically checkable proofs (PCP's), which if true, would imply tight inapproximability results for wide class of optimization problems. A recent line of study has proved a related (but weaker) statement, known as the 2-to-2 Games Conjecture, thereby giving strong evidence to the...   More >

Hale v. State Farm: and the Role of Dark Money in the Judicial System

Conference/Symposium | March 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus, 295 Simon Hall, Berkeley Law School building

 Anne Bloom, Civil Justice Research Institute

 UC Berkeley School of Law

Join us for a dynamic discussion of the Hale v State Farm case. This program brings together the leading trial lawyers in the Hale v.
State Farm class action lawsuit, winners of Public Justice's 2019 Trial
Lawyer of the Year award, to discuss the outcome of the case and the role of dark money in the judicial system.

CANCELED - Reimagining the Practice of Citizenship: The Visuals of the Unruly Youth in Thailand

Lecture | March 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Canceled

 Penchan Phoborisut, Assistant Professor of Communication, CSU Fullerton

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Thailand, once a thriving democracy, is now dominated by the military. However, while old conservative groups hold on, young Thais are speaking their minds. This talk examines the visual communication that intersects the younger generation of Thais who reimagine ways to express their political opinions and define the relationship they would like to have with politicians and the state.

Penchan Phoborisut

Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley: Fifty years of Igniting the Future

Conference/Symposium | March 5 | 4-7 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Department of Ethnic Studies

A two-day symposium to share, spark, and inspire visions for the future. For 50 years, Ethnic Studies at Berkeley has been at the forefront of transforming knowledge, empowering communities, and advancing social justice. On March 5th and 6th, 2020, we will commemorate the legacies that have shaped the field, celebrate our many accomplishments, and ignite possibilities for generations to come.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Loss Aversion and the Welfare Ranking go Social Policies"

Seminar | March 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Antonio Galvao, Department of Economics, University of Arizona

 Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Private AI: Machine Learning on Encrypted Data

Colloquium | March 5 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research

 Department of Mathematics

As the world adopts Artificial Intelligence, the privacy risks are many. AI can improve our lives, but may leak or misuse our private data. Private AI is based on Homomorphic Encryption (HE), a new encryption paradigm which allows the cloud to operate on private data in encrypted form, without ever decrypting it, enabling private training and private prediction. The security of Homomorphic...   More >

Reception: The Art of Protest: 1960s / 1970s - The Present

Reception | March 5 | 5 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Library

This exhibit showcases original silk-screen political posters from the 1960s and 1970s on the 50th Anniversary of the Great Poster Workshop in Wurster Hall in May 1970, triggered by the killing of four students at Kent State University in Ohio. UC Berkeley, the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, paved the way for mass protests and prolonged student strikes across the country against the...   More >

Movie Screening: CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

Special Event | March 5 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

Berkeley EECS Women's History Month

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join TBP, Google, and Berkeley EECS Women's History Month with a screening of award winning documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap. This documentary focuses on the the role of women and minorities and the field of software engineering and traces the history of women in US technology industries. From Ada Lovelace to Grace Hopper, this documentary highlights the work of women across...   More >

Opacities: Trans Visual Cultures with Tourmaline + Chris Vargas: In conversation with Eric Stanley

Lecture | March 5 | 5-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Tourmaline; Chris Vargas

 Arts Research Center

Opacities: Trans Visual Cultures with Tourmaline + Chris Vargas
In conversation with Eric Stanley
Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 5:00-7:00pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley

This conversation will engage Tourmaline and...   More >

 Seating first-come first-served until capacity reached

Tourmaline

Silk, gold, and glass: Upper Mustang and Nepal and the Silk Roads after 400 CE

Lecture | March 5 | 5-7 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall

 Mark Aldenderfer, Distinguished Professor and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Endowed Chair, UC Merced

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, Himalayan studies at UC Berkeley, Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for Buddhist Studies

The high Himalayan valley of Upper Mustang today appears isolated and remote. But more than 1600 years ago, the settlements of Upper Mustang participated in an extensive trade network that ultimately connected them to the fabled Silk Road. Not only did exotic objects find their way in to the region, but new ideas and religious practices appeared in mortuary rites and rituals and which reflect a...   More >

CANCELED: Theoretically Speaking Series — AI for Intelligent Financial Services

Lecture | March 5 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center | Canceled

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Manuela Veloso, Head, J.P. Morgan AI Research

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

We regret to announce that Manuela Veloso’s Theoretically Speaking talk scheduled for this evening at the Brower Center has been canceled. Please accept our apologies for the change in plans. We hope to have Dr. Veloso back at the Institute at some point in the future.

  RSVP online by March 4.

Career Connections: Health Professions

Social Event | March 5 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other professionals in the healthcare field to share their wisdom and practical advice with students aspiring to be healthcare professionals.

The Impact of Inclusive Ecosystems on Digital Transformation

Panel Discussion | March 5 | 6:30-9 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), 505-506

 Melanie Akwule, Founder and CEO, MINWO, LLC; Amy Chou, Senior Vice President, Account Executive, Aon; Connie Kwan, VP Product as a Service, Chief Storytelling, Product Maestro; Hyma Menath, FUSE Executive Fellow, Equity & Inclusion Advisor, City of San Jose; David Porter, Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business

 Robert Hoyle Brown, Associate Vice President, Cognizant

 UC Berkeley Extension, The Fisher Center for Business Analytics - UC Berkeley, The Alliance for Inclusive Artificial Intelligence (AIAI)

UC Berkeley Extension, the Fisher Center For Business Analytics at UC Berkeley, and the Alliance for Inclusive Artificial Intelligence are thrilled to co-organize a panel discussion focused on the impact of Inclusive Ecosystems on Digital Transformation.

Join us on March 5 at 6:30 pm at our San Francisco Center. We are honored to welcome four thought leaders ...   More >

$15

  Register online

Film: The Godfather

Film - Feature | March 5 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“If ever there was a great example of how the best popular movies come out of a merger of commerce and art, The Godfather is it,” wrote critic Pauline Kael during the release of Coppola’s gangster epic, now recognized as one of the pinnacles of Hollywood cinema. As ingrained in American culture as the moon landing, with Brando, Pacino, and the Corleone family probably more recognizable than many...   More >

TDPS Workshop Performance | Hamlet: An Absurdist Reimagining

Performing Arts - Theater | March 4 – 5, 2020 every day | 7-8:30 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Room 170 (Z170)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Marie Shelton's adaptation of Hamlet takes a poetic and grotesque look at the language and situations of William Shakespeare's time-honored classic to explore how we come to understand ourselves through others– through their bodies, through their memories, and through the theatre they perform every day.

 Seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups of 5 of more people are encouraged to RSVP.

San Joaquin: Watch Cal take on Oregon!

Social Event | March 5 | 7-10 p.m. |  Whisk(e)y Barrel

 151 West Alder Street, Stockton, CA 95204

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Club of San Joaquin

Join the Cal Club of San Joaquin as we host a basketball viewing party at Stockton's Whisk(e)y Barrel! Hang out with local Cal fans for apps, beer, wine, and margaritas and watch your Cal Golden Bears take on the Oregon Ducks! Party starts at 7pm, tipoff at 8pm! This event is FREE! Wear your blue and gold!

  RSVP online

Cal at the Golden State Warriors: (vs. Toronto Raptors)

Special Event | March 5 | 7:30-10 p.m. |  Chase Center

  , San Francisco, CA

 Cal Alumni Association

Attend Cal's annual celebration of the Golden State Warriors—at the new Chase Center in San Francisco. Each ticket includes the opportunity to shoot a free throw on the court after the game, and proceeds support Cal Alumni Association's Alumni Scholars Program. Promo Code - CAL

Friday, March 6, 2020

Public Service Center Student Directors Application

Miscellaneous | March 2 – April 6, 2020 every day | 218 Eshleman Hall

 Public Service Center

Apply to lead one of the PSC's core programs for the 2020-2021 year. Apply by April 6!

Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley: Fifty years of Igniting the Future

Conference/Symposium | March 6 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Department of Ethnic Studies

A two-day symposium to share, spark, and inspire visions for the future. For 50 years, Ethnic Studies at Berkeley has been at the forefront of transforming knowledge, empowering communities, and advancing social justice. On March 5th and 6th, 2020, we will commemorate the legacies that have shaped the field, celebrate our many accomplishments, and ignite possibilities for generations to come.

4th Annual Women in Tech Symposium: Reimagining Cybersecurity For All

Conference/Symposium | March 6 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Women in Tech: Reimagining Cybersecurity for All
Friday, March 6, 2020, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley

About this event:
Data breaches, identity theft, ransomware, deep fakes, doxxing. As digital platforms and tools have become pervasive in our public, professional, and private lives, concern has intensified about the security of our...   More >

  Register online

Achieve Together Practice Lab for Individual Contributors

Workshop | March 6 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Rm#24 (basement)

 Human Resources

These 2.5hr experiential learning sessions make space for individual contributors to practice creating and communicating goals, check-in conversations, and calibrating performance using the Achievement Criteria.

  Register online

Karuna Mantena | Gandhi and the Hazards of Action

Lecture | March 6 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 308 A Doe Library | Note change in date, time, and location

 Karuna Mantena, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

 Samera Esmeir, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley

 Department of Rhetoric, The Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of Political Science

A talk by Columbia University Political Scientist and scholar of Gandhi and non-violence studies Professor Karuna Mantena.

'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | January 24 – May 1, 2020 every other Friday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Virtual Participation via Zoom

 Map

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Find out more on the BIDS website: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Elise C. Boddie - Struggling for the Soul of Public Education: Lessons from the Frontlines of the Battle to Integrate Public Schools in New Jersey

Lecture | March 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix Conference Room (8th floor)

 Elise C. Boddie, Rutgers Law School

 Othering and Belonging Institute

Decades of research point to significant educational and social-emotional benefits from integration. Yet public schools across the country continue to be highly segregated, raising questions about why integration is relatively scarce in public education. Most explanations lie with the significant limitations of federal constitutional law and white resistance. Drawing on lessons from the...   More >

Fellowship Proposal Workshop (Info Session): Crafting Successful Proposals for Humanities Fellowship Competitions

Information Session | March 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Christina Gillis, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

This drop-in workshop helps faculty and advanced graduate students in the humanities develop successful proposals for postdoctoral fellowship competitions.

 Open to UC faculty and advanced graduate students in the humanities.

Design Pioneers: Andy Hertzfeld

Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Andy Hertzfeld, The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Join the Jacobs Institute in welcoming Andy Hertzfeld to our Design Pioneers speaker series, where industry leaders across design and technology share stories and insights from their work that has innovated and shaped the way we live.

Andy Hertzfeld purchased an Apple II in 1978, which quickly took over his life, inexorably leading him to start working at Apple Computer in 1979. He joined the...   More >

Get Fit in 7 Minutes (BEUHS652)

Workshop | March 6 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Manager, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Come and learn how the 7-minute High Intensity Circuit Training (H.I.C.T.) workout using your body weight, a chair and wall can help you maximize your time, space, and strength and flexibility training routine. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the combination of aerobic and resistance training in a high-intensity, limited-rest design can deliver numerous health benefits in...   More >

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Archaeological Careers with Agencies: A Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion | March 6 | 1-3 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Archaeological Research Facility

Please join us on March 6 for a panel discussion about archaeological opportunities in public agencies. This event will feature brief presentations, a discussion of opportunities, and a chance to speak with representatives from several agencies.

Panelists:


<li>Darren Andolina, Associate State Archaeologist, California State Parks </li>
<li>Jody L. Brown, Cultural Studies Office Chief,...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: The Beauty of Lightfields

Seminar | March 6 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 David Fattal, Chief Innovator and CEO, Leia Inc.

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, David will discuss Lightfield as the next generation medium. He will explain how this emerging technology provides users with a fully interactive, lifelike viewing experience by rendering images and videos with 3D depth, and complex, realistic light effects such as sparkles, texture, and highlights.

Achieve Together Practice Lab for Managers/ Supervisors

Workshop | March 6 | 1:30-4 p.m. | University Hall, Rm#24 (basement)

 Human Resources

These 2.5hr experiential learning sessions make space for managers/supervisors to practice creating and communicating goals, check-in conversations, and calibrating performance using the Achievement Criteria.

  Register online

Spring 2020 IES Undergraduate Research Conference: European Identities: Past, Present, Future

Conference/Symposium | March 6 | 2-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Institute of European Studies

The Institute of European Studies is pleased to announce the 2020 undergraduate research conference in European Studies, titled “European Identities: Past, Present, Future.” Berkeley undergraduates from a wide range of academic disciplines—political science, economics, literature, language and cultural studies, history, global studies, and more— are encouraged to submit abstracts by January 31.

Nanoscale Structures Modulate Protein Signaling at the Cell Membrane: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Bianxiao Cui, Stanford Univ., Chemistry and Neuroscience

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The interaction between the cell membrane and the contacting material is crucial for many biological applications, such as medical implants. We are interested in exploring nanotechnology and novel materials to improve the membrane-surface interactions.

Recently, we and other groups have shown that vertical nanopillars protruding from a flat surface support cell survival and can be used as...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Feeble Fish in Time-Dependent Waters and Stochastic Homogenization of the G-Equation

Seminar | March 6 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alexei Novikov, Penn State University

 Department of Mathematics

We study the following control problem. A fish with bounded aquatic locomotion speed swims in fast waters. Can this fish, under reasonable assumptions, get to a desired destination? It can, even if the flow is time-dependent. Moreover, given a prescribed sufficiently large time $t$, it can be there at exactly the time $t$. We also give an application to homogenization of the G-equation. This...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar

Seminar | March 6 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alexei Novikov, Pennsylvania State University

 Department of Mathematics

We study the following control problem. A fish with bounded aquatic locomotion speed swims in fast waters. Can this fish, under reasonable assumptions, get to a desired destination? It can, even if the flow is time-dependent. Moreover, given a prescribed sufficiently large time t, it can be there at exactly the time t. We also give an application to homogenization of the G-equation. This...   More >

The Simulation and Modeling of Turbulent Flows: E201 Ocean Engineering Seminar

Seminar | March 6 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Krishnan Mahesh, University of Minnesota

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Our group at the University of Minnesota focuses on fundamental advances in numerical algorithms, and understanding of flow physics that allow the prediction of engineering turbulent flows. This presentation will discuss key aspects of such simulation alongside illustrative examples. Special attention has been paid to ensuring robustness and accuracy at high Reynolds numbers without...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Joao Oliveira

Colloquium | March 6 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

Models, Gestures, Interactions

João Pedro Oliveira will talk about his compositions, and how musical gestures shape most of his music. Connections to the historical past in music will also be addressed, and how models taken from the classics can be re-created in a new context.

The interaction between instruments and electronics, as well music and image, will be analysed from a gestural...   More >

Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials

Workshop | March 6 – 7, 2020 every day | 3-10 p.m. |  Jodo Shinshu Center | Note change in date and time

 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Otani University, Ryukoku University, BCA Center for Buddhist Education, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Shinshu Center of America

The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, together with Ōtani University and Ryūkoku University in Kyoto announce a workshop under the supervision of Mark Blum that will focus on critically examining premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin sect of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read...   More >

MENA Salon: War Between Turkey and Syria

Workshop | March 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

On Sunday, March 1st, Turkey declared war on the government of Bashar al-Assad, after at least 36 Turkish soldiers were killed by Syrian and Russian artillery and airstrikes in the Syrian province of Idlib. The sharp escalation in tensions comes as Assad’s government...   More >

Book Talk and Discussion: Immigration and the American Ethos

Panel Discussion | March 6 | 3-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix, 820

 Social Science Matrix

Authors:
Morris Levy: Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Southern California
Matthew Wright: Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia
Discussant:
Nicholas Valentino: Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan
Chair:
Irene Bloemraad: Professor of Political Science and Director of Canadian Studies, University of California,...   More >

  RSVP online by March 6.

Archiving the Non-Organizational Born-Digital: The Challenges Posed by Material from Individuals, Communities, Social Movements, and Events

Seminar | March 6 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Howard Besser

 Information, School of

How archives and special collections can address the transition from analog to digital creation and the digital deluge.

Data Assimilation and Optimal Control in the Context of UAV-based Flash Flood Monitoring

Lecture | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Christian Claudel, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

University of Texas Austin's Christian Claudel will present Data Assimilation and Optimal Control in the Context of UAV-based Flash Flood Monitoring at 4 p.m. at the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar March 3, 2020.

DiPerna Lecture: Asymptotic simplification for solutions of the nonlinear wave equation

Lecture | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 145 Dwinelle Hall

 Carlos Kenig, University of Chicago

 Department of Mathematics

Abstract: We will discuss recent work with Duyckaerts and Merle, which shows a "simplification" in the asymptotic behavior of all solutions to the energy critical wave equation which are bounded in the energy norm, for all odd space dimensions. This depends on a careful study of "outer radiation" for the long time interaction of decoupled stationary solutions, which appears to be a general...   More >

Karuna Mantena | Gandhian Satyagraha and Democratic Politics: Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Lecture | March 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Karuna Mantena, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

 Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Center for British Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Race and Gender, Department of Rhetoric, The Program in Critical Theory

A talk by Columbia University Political Scientist and scholar of Gandhi and non-violence studies Professor Karuna Mantena.

Mapping the Weird: Using GIS Tools to Explore Late Ming zhiguai(and vice versa)

Colloquium | March 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Rania Huntington, Associate Professor and Chair, East Asian Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Sophie Volpp, Chair, Center for Chinese Studies; Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

One of the distinctive features of the zhiguai genre is that no matter how bizarre the events described, the settings are usually recognizable mundane places. With the increasing accessibility and sophistication of Geographic Information Systems software, mapping the geographic information provided in the tales offers a promising approach to reading long, varied collections on a scale larger than...   More >

Film: In Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven

Film - Documentary | March 6 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Described by Variety as “vivid and heartfelt,” In Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven seeks to illuminate the practice of faith that is prevalent in West Africa, specifically Benin, known as “the cradle of Voodoo.” The documentary weaves together personal, cultural, and spiritual journeys—capturing the vibrant tales of Voodoo, West Africa, and Benin’s favorite son, actor Djimon Hounsou. Following...   More >

Baseball vs. San Francisco

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 6 | 6 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts San Francisco at Evans Diamond.

The Joffrey Ballet

Performing Arts - Dance | March 6 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Program:
Liam Scarlett/Vespertine (music: Bjarte Eike, Dowland, Corelli, Geminiani) (California Premiere)
Stephanie Martinez/Bliss! (music: Stravinsky) (California Premiere)
Nicholas Blanc/Beyond the Shore (music: Mason Bates) (Bay Area Premiere, Cal Performances Co-commission)
Justin Peck/The Times Are Racing (music: Dan Deacon)

$42-148 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

The Joffrey Ballet performs Friday–Sunday, March 6–8, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Cheryl Mann)